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Frequently Asked Questions
1.  What is a securities fraud?
     Generally, when an officer of a publicly traded corporation
     lies on the corporation's financial statements for the purpose
     of increasing the value of the corporation's stock, or to keep
     the value of the stock from decreasing, the officer is
     committing securities fraud. 

2.  Why do corporate officers commit securities fraud?
     A corporate officers' main job is to maximize the value of his
     corporation's stock.  Additionally, most corporate officers own
     many shares of their corporation's stock.  Generally, an
     officer lies either because he is doing a bad job, and he lies
     to keep his job, or he lies because he wants to keep the
     price of the stock high long enough for him to sell his own
     shares at a high price.  The practice of a corporate officer
     lying to keep the value of his corporation's stock artificially
     high, and then selling his personal portfolio of stock at its
     inflated value is commonly called "insider trading".

3.  How does securities fraud hurt me?
     If you purchase shares of stock in a company when a
     corporate officer is committing a fraud you are hurt because
     you are paying more for the stock than it is really worth.  

4.  What can I do if I am the victim of a securities fraud?
     If you are the victim of a securities fraud, you can recover your
     money by joining a class action lawsuit against the corporate
     officers that defrauded you.  If the lawsuit is successful at
     trial, or if a settlement is reached, you will be paid for your
     losses.

5.  What is a class action lawsuit?
     A class action lawsuit is a lawsuit where many investors
     harmed by corporate fraud join together to sue the officers
     that defrauded them.  The defrauded investors join together
     to sue the officers that defrauded them because it would not
     be economically feasible for each defrauded investor to
     separately sue the officers that defrauded him.

6.  How can I join a class action lawsuit?
     You can join a class action lawsuit simply by filling out a form
     online.  You may also call the Law Offices of Howard G.
     Smith.  Mr. Smith will personally explain to you how to join the
     lawsuit and answer any questions that you may have.

7.  What is expected of me if I join a class action lawsuit?
     Generally, absolutely nothing.  In rare instances you may be
     asked to provide documentation that you purchased the
     stock on the dates and in the amounts that you say you
     purchased the stock. 

8.  Does it cost me anything to join the class action lawsuit?
     No.  The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith will never ask you
     for any money and will cover any cost or expense of litigation
     from its own funds.
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Speak to a Lawyer, Not a Receptionist!
Law Offices of Howard G. Smith
3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112
Bensalem, PA 19020
Telephone: (215) 638-4847
Facsimile: (215) 638-4867
Toll Free: 1-888-638-4847
Click Here to go to CBS.MarketWatch.Com
Speak to a Lawyer, Not a Receptionist!
Law Offices of Howard G. Smith
3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112
Bensalem, PA 19020
Telephone: (215) 638-4847
Facsimile: (215) 638-4867
Toll Free: 1-888-638-4847